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  1. #1 Tonsil Removal and How it Affects the Voice 
    Okay guys, ever since I was little, I've had throat problems, mainly stemming from sinuses and tonsil stuff. My tonsils get swollen a few times a month, and while I can still record sometimes, it really hurts. I had the option, maaany times in the past of having my tonsils removed, but opted not to. Well, I'm finally thinking of doing it and getting rid of the whole swollen tonsils problem for good. Now, Question :

    How will the removal of tonsils affect a near-18-year-old who has already gone through the pubic change of the voice?

    I've never known anyone to have their tonsils removed post-puberty, everyone I knew had them done when they were younger and had high squeaky voices. Several even claimed it HELPED their voice, allowing some to even sing better. I dunno if thats true or not.

    But, as of right now, I have an HS drama play thats coming up in April, practices will start next week and continue on til then, this summer, I beging working on my theatre degree at college (graduating May 2007 with my AS and transferring off to get my BA) AND, I want to the NATF workshop thing with Lucien in the summer, June 18-24 (www.natf.org) Not to mention the fact that I have this little hobby called amateur voice acting that I'm quite active in.

    So, question, should I have them removed now? How long would my voice be out of commission, and how could it alter/change my voice and my vocal range? Any chances I'd be able to sing "better"?

    Any advice or help on this subject would be MUCH appreciated.

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    without a tonsil, you cant do my world famous gargling voice, hehe
     

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    Actually, almost ALL of the people I know had 'em removed post-puberty. I've barely known ANY to have 'em out BEFORE then. If I recall correctly, they were mostly only out for a couple/few weeks before comin' back to about their original voice and power. I'd say ask a doctor how it'll affect you and your voice. Here's wishin' ya luck, shouldja decide to go through with it.

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  4. #4 Re: Tonsil Removal and How it Affects the Voice 
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    Post-operative hemorrhage (bleeding) is more common in adults than children.
    - From here: http://www.doctorhoffman.com/talett1.htm ..Read the article that's mentioned there here: http://www.doctorhoffman.com/ta.htm

    http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/...03/tonsill.htm - "When does an adult need a tonsillectomy?"

    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...ey/4320040.htm - Some information related to being discharged after the surgery.

    And one more: http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/Mossad803.pdf#search='tonsillectomy%20with%20adult s%20complications'

    I don't know how much these will help, though. I hope they do. ^.^

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  5. #5 Re: Tonsil Removal and How it Affects the Voice 
    i say talk to a GOOD doctor. they know more than us xD
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  6. #6 Re: Tonsil Removal and How it Affects the Voice 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki Wright
    - From here: http://www.doctorhoffman.com/talett1.htm ..Read the article that's mentioned there here: http://www.doctorhoffman.com/ta.htm

    http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/...03/tonsill.htm - "When does an adult need a tonsillectomy?"

    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...ey/4320040.htm - Some information related to being discharged after the surgery.

    And one more: http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/Mossad803.pdf#search='tonsillectomy%20with%20adult s%20complications'

    I don't know how much these will help, though. I hope they do. ^.^
    Cool deal. Now if only I could understand a f***ing word those articles are saying. XD

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  7. #7 Re: Tonsil Removal and How it Affects the Voice 
    I'm not a doc, but I'll add my two cents.. I too have pretty bad tonsils. They're overly large and I'm always having problems with them. My docs still say they are the largest they've ever seen. My pediatrician had told me nahh you don't need them removed. Years later, my adult doctor tells me that they should have been removed in my youth. But I'm told now that it's more risky to have it done now, and if I remember right the recovery is more intense. So I have opted out of getting them removed. Plus I'm also afraid of it changing my voice. I'd miss my shrieks and cackles. ^^
     

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